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Sponsored by USAID, the Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS NET) was designed to help governments and aid agencies assess the need for food aid before a famine develops. This episode describes FEWS NET and looks at how FEWS NET uses NASA data to make decisions on the ground.    For complete transcript, click  here .   10500   Science for a Hungry World: Food Security
This animation shows one molecule of water completing the hydrologic cycle. Heat from the sun causes the molecule to evaporate from the ocean's surface. Once it evaporates, it is transported high in the atmosphere and condenses to form clouds. Clouds can move great distances and eventually the water molecule will fall as rain or snow. Ultimately, the water molecule arrives back where it started...at the ocean.   10501   The Water Cycle
We know climate change can affect us, but does climate change alter something as vast, deep and mysterious as our oceans? For years, scientists have studied the world's oceans by sending out ships and divers, deploying data-gathering buoys, and by taking aerial measurements from planes. But one of the better ways to understand oceans is to gain an even broader perspective - the view from space. NASA's Earth observing satellites do more than just take pictures of our planet. High-tech sensors gather data, including ocean surface temperature, surface winds, sea level, circulation, and even marine life. Information the satellites obtain help us understand the complex interactions driving the world's oceans today - and gain valuable insight into how the impacts of climate change on oceans might affect us on dry land.   For complete transcript, click  here .   10502   Climate Change and the Global Ocean
Sea level rise is an indicator that our planet is warming. Much of the world's population lives on or near the coast, and rising seas are something worth watching. Sea level can rise for two reasons, both linked to a warming planet. When ice on land, such as mountain glaciers or the ice sheets of Greenland or Antarctica, melt, that water contributes to sea level rise. And when our oceans get warmer - another indicator of climate change - the water expands, also making sea level higher. Using satellites, lasers, and radar in space, and dedicated researchers on the ground, NASA is studying the Earth's ice and water to better understand how sea level rise might affect us all.   For complete transcript, click  here .   10503   Melting Ice, Rising Seas
Salinity plays a major role in how ocean waters circulate around the globe. Salinity changes can create ocean circulation changes that, in turn, may impact regional and global climates. The extent to which salinity impacts our global ocean circulation is still relatively unknown, but NASA's new Aquarius mission will help advance that understanding by painting a global picture of our planet's salty waters.   For complete transcript, click  here .   10504   Salt of the Earth
Galactic north pole map of blazars observed by Fermi, without overlays.   10505   Blazars at Galactic North Pole, Seen in Fermi's First Year of Observations
Short video on the highlights and themes of the Women in Astronomy Conference for 2009.   For complete transcript, click  here .   10506   Women in Astronomy 2009
Animation showing the star's orbit.   10507   Gamma-Rays from High-Mass X-Ray Binaries
Alternate sequence of dissolves showing the improvement in the Fermi all-sky map, from 1 week to 1 year.   10508   Fermi All-Sky First Year Progress
Water is all around us, and its importance to nearly every natural process on earth cannot be underestimated. The water cycle is the movement of water around the Earth in all its forms, from the ocean to the atmosphere, to snow, soil, aquifers, lakes, and streams on land, and ultimately backs to the ocean. This video explains what the water cycle is and how important it is to life on earth.   For complete transcript, click  here .   10509   Water, Water Everywhere!
In its first year of operations, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has mapped the entire sky with unprecedented resolution and sensitivity in gamma-rays, the highest-energy form of light. On May 10, 2009 a pair of gamma-ray photons reached Fermi only 900 milliseconds apart after traveling for 7 billion years. Fermi's measurement gives us rare experimental evidence that space-time is smooth as Einstein predicted, and has shut the door on several approaches to gravity where space-time is foamy enough to interfere strongly with light.      Watch this video on the  NASAexplorer YouTube channel.     For complete transcript, click  here .   10510   Einstein's Cosmic Speed Limit
One of the biggest changes to global agriculture is less about the food itself as it is about the water we use to grow it. In some areas, farmers are using freshwater resources - including groundwater - at an alarming rate. The GRACE satellites enable scientists to discover changes to underground aquifers by monitoring changes in the Earth's gravity. In northern India, farmers rely heavily on irrigation to grow crops, and the resulting massive aquifer depletion creates an uncertain future for the region.     For complete transcript, click  here .   10512   Science for a Hungry World: Growing Water Problems
The Landsat program is the longest continuous global record of the Earth's surface, and continues to deliver both visually stunning and scientifically valuable images of our planet. This short video highlights Landsat's many benefits to society.   nasa.gov/landsat   10513   A Landsat Flyby
The Earth-observing satellite Terra celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2009. This video highlights how Terra has helped us better understand our home planet. The satellite's five instruments - ASTER, CERES, MISR, MODIS and MOPITT - reveal how our our world is changing.    For complete transcript, click  here .   10514   Terra@10: Terra 10th Anniversary Video
Living On the Moon   What do we need in order to live on the moon? Find out here!   10515   NASA's BEST Students
How will climate change impact agriculture? This episode explores the need for accurate, continuous and accessible data and computer models to track and predict the challenges farmers face as they adjust to a changing climate.    For complete transcript, click  here .   10516   Science for a Hungry World: Agriculture and Climate Change
This conceptual animation illustrates the basic idea of satellite remote sensing.  Satellite measurements are taken from a number of orbiting spacecraft and data is relayed back to to the ground.   10517   Remote Sensing Conceptual Animation
ICESat's collector viewed with Earth reflecting in its lens   10518   ICESat Spacecraft
An artist's depiction of the Landsat 7 spacecraft in orbit around the Earth. Beauty Pass 1.   10519   Landsat 7 Spacecraft Animations
This image shows the location of the millisecond sources and the groups responsible for finding them.   10520   New Millisecond Radio Pulsars Found in Fermi LAT Unidentified Sources
Glory is a unique research satellite designed to orbit the Earth and achieve two major goals.  Glory's first goal is to collect data on the properties of aerosols and black carbon in the Earth's atmosphere and climate system; its second goal is to collect data on solar irradiance for Earth's long-term climate record.  This seven-minute video introduces Glory's science objectives, people, and instruments, and provides an overview of the Glory mission.      For complete transcript, click  here .   10521   The Road to Glory
Space is a harsh environment, and building a space-bound satellite is no small feat!  Here's a look at how NASA engineers get the Glory mission off the ground and safely into space!   For complete transcript, click  here .   10522   The Rough Road to Space
This short video, which is part of a seven part video podcast series about NASA's Glory mission, explores the complexity of small airborne particles called aerosols. Aerosols play a key role in the climate system, but they remain a terra incognito of sorts for climatologists because of challenges associated with measuring the ubiquitous particles.  Glory's Aerosol Polarimetery Sensor (APS), a unique instrument that measures the polarization of light as it scatters off the aerosols, offers a new and more accurate way to measure the perplexing particles   For complete transcript, click  here .   10523   The Particle Puzzle
The Sun's energy is one of the biggest forcings on Earth's climate, and for years satellites have measured total solar irradiance. Glory will continue collection of this critical climate data, which will contribute to the long-term climate record. The cutting edge TIM instrument will continue the work of NASA's SORCE mission.    For complete transcript, click  here .   10524   Glory's Suncatcher
This segment provides an introduction to aerosols- their varied sources, brief lifetimes, and erratic behavior.  Glory's APS will help researchers determine the global distribution of aerosol particles.  This unique instrument will unravel the microphysical properties of aerosols, and will shed light on the chemical composition of natural and anthropogenic aerosols and clouds.    For complete transcript, click  here .   10525   Hello Crud
The   10526   The Sun Song
TDRS-1 Early Highlights   10527   TDRS-1 Retirement
NASA showcased new images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's seven instruments and provided updates about the topography of the moon's south pole during a news conference on September 17. NASA also provided an update about the spacecraft's status and mission plans. The briefing took place at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. (no transcript available)   10528   LRO Early Results Press Conference
This COBE informational video was produced back in 1989, before the satellite embarked on its mission to study the cosmic microwave background.   10529   The Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) - 1989
The Earth is a complex system with a unique climate. Many scientists are concerned that Earth's climate is changing at an unprecedented rate. Each January, scientists at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies release temperature data for the previous year. How do scientists study how warm our home planet is, and how do they determine what factors affect its climate? This short video explores the tools NASA scientists use to take Earth's temperature.   For complete transcript, click  here .   10530   Taking Earth's Temperature
Fermi telescope detects gamma-rays from Cygnus X-3   10531   Fermi telescope detects gamma-rays from Cygnus X-3
Supernova animation   10532   Type Ia supernova
Suzaku orbiting Earth beauty pass.   10533   Suzaku (formerly Astro-E2) Spacecraft
IXO Spacecraft   10534   IXO Spacecraft
Video about commissioning and handover.   For complete transcript, click  here .   10535   SDO: Commissioning and Handover
Short, narrated video about the Suzaku metals discovery.   For complete transcript, click  here .   10536   Suzaku: Intergalactic Prospector
Climate modeling requires massive computational power. Until recently, that power required room sized machines with daunting technical and logistic requirements. But new advances in computer design, including hardware and software, continue to facilitate a paradigm shift.  In an effort to broaden and democratize climate research tools, NASA has begun to facilitate the operation of new desktop sized supercomputers, with the goal of making it substantially easier for more researchers to do meaningful work on vital and essential questions for our world.     For complete transcript, click  here .   10537   Climate in a Box
Solar Dynamic Observatory in orbit around the Earth   10538   SDO Beauty Pass
SDO in orbit   10539   SDO in Orbit
Dissolve showing change in brightness of Blazar 3C 454.3   10540   Brightest-ever Flare From Blazar 3C 454.3
Terra Beauty 1   10541   Terra Spacecraft
Beauty1   10542   SDO Spacecraft and Instruments
This animation shows the merger of two neutron stars from a horizontal perspective.  Theory predicts that these kinds of collisions would not produce a long afterglow because there isn't much   10543   Neutron Star Merge
This animation offers several perspectives of black holes orbiting a supermassive black hole.   10544   Black Hole Binary Creates Gravity Waves
This animation depicts three hot blobs of matter orbiting a black hole. If placed in our Solar System, this black hole would appear like a dark abyss spread out nearly as wide as Mercury's orbit. And the three blobs (each as large as the Sun) would be as far out as Jupiter. They orbit the black hole in a lightning-quick 20,000 miles per second, over a tenth of the speed of light.   10545   Black Hole Accretion Disc Energies
This animation shows the destruction of a red giant by a black hole.  As the gas that makes up the star accelerates and crosses the event horizon, vast plumes of relativistic particles and radiation are emitted from the black hole's poles.   10546   Neutron Star and Red Giant Binary Destruction
This animation shows a supernova from a distance and its expanding shell of matter.   10547   Supernova with Expanding Shell
This simulation follows the collision of two spiral galaxies that harbor giant black holes. The collision merges the black holes and stirs up gas in both galaxies. The merged black hole gorges on the feast and lights up, forming an active galactic nucleus called a quasar and creating a   10549   Swift Survey Finds 'Smoking Gun' of Black Hole Activation
Thirty years ago, Mount St. Helens roared back into major activity with a massive eruption that leveled surrounding forest, blasted away over a thousand feet of the mountain's summit, and claimed 57 human lives. This short video shows the catastrophic eruption - and the amazing recovery of the surrounding ecosystem - through the eyes of the Landsat satellites, which have been imaging our planet for almost forty years.       For complete transcript, click  here .   10550   Forest Recovering From Mount St. Helens Eruption
The full SDO First Light press conference in HD.   For complete transcript, click  here .   10551   SDO First Light Press Conference
April 1, 1960: the world's first experimental weather satellite, TIROS-1, was launched.  Within three months, TIROS-1 generated over 23,000 images of earth and its atmosphere, providing an unprecedented perspective from above and revolutionizing weather forecasting. This is an historical overview of TIROS-1, its legacy and, ultimately, the birth of remote earth observation as we know it today.     For complete transcript, click  here .   10552   TIROS-1: The Forecast Revolution Begins (50th Anniversary)
This is a story about an incredibly challenging rescue that took place on January 2nd, 2010, 250 miles off the shore of North Carolina.Dennis Clements was on his way to the Caribbean when severe weather struck and damaged his boat leaving him alone in the middle of the frigid Atlantic Ocean. Miraculously, after an hour floating in the cold water, he bumped into a life raft thrown by the US Coast Guard and shortly after that he was pulled out by a Navy rescue diver. The USS Eisenhower was on its way to Afghanistan when they heard the Coast Guard's call for help. Dennis was saved thanks to a distress signal sent from his emergency beacon (EPIRB) to the GOES satellite shortly before he was dragged under water.    For complete transcript, click  here .   10553   Saved By A Weather Satellite
This animation depicts how the current Search and Rescue system works. When an emergency beacon is activated, it transmits a distress signal that is received by NOAA weather satellites (GOES and POES) equipped with Search and Rescue repeaters. That signal is then relayed to Search and Rescue authorities. This technology was originally developed by NASA in the 1970's.   10554   NASA Develops Enhanced Search and Rescue Technologies
This animation details what the scientists are calling the perfect cosmic storm: galaxy clusters that collided like two high-pressure weather fronts and created hurricane-like conditions, tossing galaxies far from their paths and churning shock waves of 100-million-degree gas through intergalactic space.  Tiny dots represent galaxies, each containing billions of stars.   10555   Massive Merger of Galaxies is Most Powerful on Record
Reporters package style video about the new 2009 global temperature data. Scientists at the Goddard Institute for Space Science found that 2009 was tied as the second hottest year ever recorded.   For complete transcript, click  here .   10557   2009 Global Temperature Package: Year Tied as Second Hottest
Interview Segments with James Hansen, Director, Goddard Institute for Space Studies   For complete transcript, click  here .   10560   Interview Segments with Key Glory Personnel
This video labels the galaxy and supernova, and moves through visible, ultraviolet and X-ray images.   10561   Central Engine Supernova
This short video reveals a space-based view of the burning oil rig (from the MODIS instrument on board NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites) and, later, the ensuing oil spill through May 24, 2010. The oil slick appears grayish-beige in the images and changes due to changing weather, ocean currents, and the use of oil dispersing chemicals. Images in the video time series were selected that show the spill most clearly.     For complete transcript, click  here .   10562   Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
This short video introduces the NCCS and takes you behind-the-scenes into the fascinating field of climate modeling.  Using supercomputers to process data from satellite observations, these models are used to predict weather and give a picture of how the Earth's systems and climate are changing.     For complete transcript, click  here .   10563   Supercomputing the Climate
Description of improvements being made on the Hubble Space Telescope during Servicing Mission 4.  For complete transcript, click  here .   10564   Hubble IMAX: Educator Resources
The Webb Telescope.   For complete transcript, click  here .   10565   James Webb Space Telescope Mission Movie Trailer
Supernova Remnant video showing specific remnants and their appearance at different wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation.   For Photoshop file, click  here .   10566   Fermi Explores Supernova Remnants
Simple animation of proton-proton interaction resulting in netural pion that decays into two gamma rays.   10567   How Cosmic-ray Protons Make Gamma rays
NCCS Supercomputer  B-roll footage of the supercomputer that is the heart of the new climate simulation center, able to perform a staggering 160 trillion or more calculations per second. (no audio)   10568   NCCS Video Files
Closeup of the Webb Telescope's primary mirror edge.   10569   Webb Telescope Spacecraft Animations
Time lapse of the full scale Webb Telescope model as it is  constructed in Battery Park, NY for the 2010 World Science Festival   10570   JWST Full Scale Model Construction in Battery Park, NY
FOOTPRINTS has been prepared exclusively for playback on spherical projections systems. It will not appear in its proper format on a traditional computer or television screen. If you are interested in dowloading the complete final movie file for spherical playback, please visit :  ftp://public.sos.noaa.gov/extras/   10572   FOOTPRINTS
RETURN TO THE MOON has been prepared exclusively for playback on spherical projections systems. It will not appear in its proper format on a traditional computer or television screen. If you are interested in dowloading the complete final movie file for spherical playback, please visit :  ftp://public.sos.noaa.gov/extras/   10573   RETURN TO THE MOON
The decade from 2000 to 2009 was the warmest in the modern record.   10574   Piecing Together the Temperature Puzzle
This video gives an overview of the improvements of the GOES N-O-P series compared to previous GOES series.  For complete transcript, click  here .   10575   GOES-P: Mission Overview Video
The sun is BIG and to study such a huge and active subject requires an incredible amount of data.  The mission up to the task is NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), a spacecraft built to send back 150 mbs of data per second, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.   For complete transcript, click  here .   10576   From the Sun, to You.
Marco Midon Interview For complete transcript, click  here .   10577   Marco Midon - Black History Month
This short video announces the launch of the   10579   A Warming World Promo
Video showing direction of travel of galaxy clusters at four distances from Earth.  The colored dots are clusters within one of four distance ranges, with redder colors indicating greater distance. Colored ellipses show the axis of bulk motion for clusters of the corresponding color. Images of representative galaxy clusters in each distance slice are also shown.    Credit: NASA/GSFC/A. Kashlinsky et al.   10580   Dark Flow
GOES-P, set to launch in March of 2010, is the last in the N-O-P series of weather satellites and will continue providing critical data for predicting Earth and space weather. This video takes you on a tour of some of the critical facilities at Cape Canaverals Air Force Station, where go or no go decisions are made on the day of launch.    For complete transcript, click  here .   10581   GOES-P Readied For Launch
Animation of pulsar viewed from a great distance.   10582   Pulsar Blinking
Visualization from SOHO/MDI data of sunspot substructure.   10583   Slices Through the Solar Interior
Learn more about the ways NASA studies the sun!  For a complete transcript, click  here .   10584   Heliophysics Program Overview
The 48th AAS Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium explored the compelling space policy issues confronting our nation, including maintaining a leadership role in space while partnering with other nations toward common goals; fostering the economic competitiveness of U.S. aerospace technology; and improving STEM education opportunities for tomorrow's leaders.  Panel discussions and presentations addressed Commercial Space Missions, Extreme Space Weather, Space and NOAA, Earth Science, Climate Change, Space Science and Human Space Flight, International Goals in Space, and Outreach to the Public.   10585   Goddard Symposium 2010
WUSA 9 Chief Meteorologist Topper Shutt answers viewers' questions about how he uses GOES satellite data to accurately predict the weather.   For complete transcript, click  here .   10586   GOES Weather with Topper Shutt
This animation shows how the Cosmic Ray Telescope for the Effects of Radiation (CRaTER) instrument on LRO works.  It starts with a wide view of the LRO spacecraft with cosmic rays buzzing by around it then graduallly pushes in on the CRaTER instrument.  We see a cutaway of the instrument as a cosmic ray enters the telescope and passes through layers of tissue-equivalent plastics with sensors laid in between.   10587   The Cosmic Ray Telescope for the Effects of Radiation
This fly-through animation show the IceBridge DC-8 aircraft and instruments aboard.   10588   Laser Radar Animation
For download:   For complete transcript, click  here .   10589   Operation IceBridge: Greenland, Spring 2010 Pre-mission Video
Video showing all 500 bursts detected by Swift.  Some notable bursts are identified.  (music only, no narration)   10590   Swift's 500 Gamma-ray Bursts
This map of Greenland shows points of interest for the Spring 2010 Greenland campaign for Operation IceBridge. Local airports, cities, glaciers and ice sheets are indicated.   10591   Map of Greenland
Click here to download:   10592   DC-8 Floor plan animation
For download:   10593   Arctic 2010 Video File - 3/18/10
Version one was shown at the Maryland Space Business Round Table on March 23, 2010.   10594   Making the Impossible Possible
Astronauts' First Steps on the Moon  On July 20, 1969, NASA added a page to the history books when Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first humans to set foot on the moon.  Though their stay was only brief, Armstrong and Aldrin had about two and a half hours to track around outside the module, taking pictures and deploying a few science experiments before returning to orbit and ultimately, the safety of Earth.  Images of the Apollo 11 landing site from LRO clearly show where the descent stage (about 12 feet in diameter) was left behind as well as the astronauts' tracks and the various equipment they deployed. This LRO data has important scientific value, as it provides context for the returned Apollo samples.  Beyond their use for science, the images of all six manned landing sites observed by LRO provide a reminder of NASA's proud legacy of exploration and a note of inspiration about what humans are capable of in the future. (Image Credit: NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University)  To learn more about the Apollo 11 landing site, visit:  LROC Additional View of the Apollo 11 Site   LROC Second View of the Apollo 11 Site   LROC First View of the Apollo Sites   10595   Ten Cool Things Seen in the First Year of LRO
Live interview with NASA Goddard cryospheric scientist Lora Koenig regarding Operation IceBridge and the 2010 Arctic sea ice maximum.   10596   IceBridge 2010, a liveshot with Lora Koenig
NASA's Operation IceBridge mission, the largest airborne survey ever flown of Earth's polar ice, kicked off its second year of study in late March 2010. The IceBridge mission allows scientists to track changes in the extent and thickness of polar ice, which is important to understanding ice dynamics. IceBridge began in March 2009 as a means to fill the gap in polar observations between the loss of NASA's ICESat satellite and the launch of ICESat-2, planned for 1015. Annual missions fly over the Arctic in March and April and over the Antarctic in October and November. This video gives a brief overview of the start of the Arctic 2010 IceBridge campaign.   For complete transcript, click  here .   10597   Operation IceBridge's 2010 Arctic Campaign Takes Off: Reporters Package
Version suitable for easy public viewing.   10598   GloPac Science Flights -- short video and video file
This animation shows conceptually how solar wind might create electrically charged ambipolar environments in certain regions at the lunar poles.  See the short video above for more explanation of this process. (no audio)   10599   Lunar Polar Craters May Be Electrified
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